MCT4023 – Physical-Virtual Communication and Music 3

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Course content

The aim of this course is to further develop communication technologies for the Portal, the audio-visual communication platform connecting the two campuses in Trondheim and Oslo. In addition the students shall transfer knowledge and skills to the first semester students of the programme.

Learning outcome


Having completed the course the student:

  • masters pedagogical strategies for teaching others how to operate the Portal.


Having completed the course the student:

  • is able to integrate new technologies in the Portal, including setting up equipment, troubleshooting, and documenting the setup.
  • can run a large-scale public networking event in the Portal.
  • is able to conduct systematic evaluations of usability and user experiences.
  • is able to critically reflect on implications of technology in human communication, with respect to aesthetic and communicative factors.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Completion of the course MCT4022 - Physical-virtual communication and Music 2


The course will start with an intensive workshop to introduce the students to strategies for teaching others about advanced technological setups. The students will be assigned to groups that will be responsible for:

  • Teaching system maintenance and documentation of the Portal.
  • Teaching how to record and document a public event in the Portal.

In addition the students are expected to work on projects developing the Portal and present them in a trial lecture at the end of the semester.


Trial lecture

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Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Every autumn

This course will run for the first time in the autumn semester 2019.


Every autumn

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